Royapuram fire temple, Chennai

It is the only Parsi fire temple in Tamil Nadu and the surrounding region, including Puducherry and Kerala. The temple is 104 years old.

It is one of the 177 odd fire temples in the world, of which some 150 are in India. The flame in the temple burns continuously since the temple was built.

The actual fire in the temple is inside a sanctum sanctorum where only the Parsi priest is allowed to enter. The fire at the temple has never been extinguished. Priests tend to fire five times a day during prayers.

It’s a must-visit the place to exclaim about Parsis tradition and sacred activities.